Jublia topical solution contains efinaconazole, an antifungal medication that fights fungal infections. Efinaconazole belongs to a group of drugs called azole antifungals. Disorders of the toenails caused by a fungus called onychomycosis can be treated with this medication. Other diseases, such as those caused by bacteria, will not be treated with it. It can decrease the effectiveness of any drug used to treat infection if used unnecessarily or overused.
According to clinical studies examining the effectiveness of Jublia (efinaconazole) in treating toenail infections, about 25% of those using Jublia (efinaconazole) had nails almost or entirely free of conditions after a year, compared with about 7% of those taking a placebo. It was found that Jublia (efinaconazole) worked better in treating toenail fungal infections than tavaborole (Kerydin) or ciclopirox (Penlac). Your provider decides whether Jublia (efinaconazole) is right for you.
An application brush is provided with Jublia solution, a clear, colorless pale yellow solution in a white plastic bottle.
Jublia solution is intended for external use only and cannot be used for oral, intravaginal, or ophthalmic use. Toenails and adjacent skin should only be treated with it.
Jublia should not be used with a pedicure, nail polish, or cosmetic nail products.
Ensure you follow all instructions on the package and label of your medicine. All your medical conditions, allergies, and drugs should be disclosed to your healthcare providers.
If you are allergic to efinaconazole, you should not use Jublia.
A pregnant woman is not known to be at risk from efinaconazole. While taking this medicine, tell your doctor if you are pregnant or plan to become pregnant.
Efinaconazole topical may pass into breast milk, but whether it harms nursing babies is unknown. If you are breastfeeding, tell your doctor.
Younger than six years old are not permitted to use the Jublia solution.
Follow your doctor’s instructions exactly when using Jublia solution. The directions on the label of your prescription should be followed. You should not take this medicine in larger or smaller amounts or longer than recommended.
Typically, Jublia is applied to affected toenails once daily for 48 weeks (approximately 11 months).
Toenails should be thoroughly washed and dried before applying this medicine. Apply Jublia at least 10 minutes after showering, bathing, or washing the area.
Under the nail tip and over the whole toenail, apply this medicine. Before wearing a sock or shoe, let the drug completely dry.
Before bathing or showering, wait at least 10 minutes after applying Jublia solution.
The medicine should not be applied to any other part of your body besides the cuticles and the skin around your toenails.
While taking Jublia, if your symptoms don’t improve or if they worsen, you should contact your doctor.
Do not take this medicine for longer than recommended. Your symptoms may improve before the infection is completely cleared. Conditions that are resistant to medication can be caused by skipping doses.
How To Apply Jublia
Consult your pharmacist before starting to use efinaconazole, and each time you get a refill, for Patient Information Leaflet and Instructions for Use. Ask your doctor or contact us and we can connect you with one of our licensed pharmacists, if you have any questions.
Clean and dry the infected toenail(s) before applying this medication. After showering, bathing, or washing, wait at least 10 minutes before applying. Follow your doctor’s instructions, usually once daily for 48 weeks, when using this medication on the infected toenail(s). Children should be administered this medication by an adult.
Apply the solution to the affected toenail(s) using the provided brush. Make sure that the toenail, toenail folds, toenail bed, and under the edges of the toenail are completely covered. After using it, wash your hands.
Do not get this medication on any other part of your body. In the event that this happens accidentally, wipe off the medication and rinse thoroughly with water.
An ingrown toenail, blisters, or irritation may occur at the application site. Tell your doctor as soon as possible if any of these effects persist or worsen.
It is important to remember that your doctor prescribed this medication because he judged that the risks outweighed the benefits. There are a few severe side effects associated with this medication.
It is rare for this drug to cause a severe allergic reaction. When you experience symptoms of a serious allergic reaction, such as rash, itching/swelling (especially of the face/tongue/throat), severe dizziness, or trouble breathing, seek medical attention immediately.
There may be other side effects not listed here. Contact your doctor or pharmacist if you notice any other effects not listed above.
If swallowed, this medicine may cause harm. Call 911 if someone overdoses and has severe symptoms such as passing out or trouble breathing. In any other case, contact a poison control center immediately. You can reach your local poison control center at 1-800-222-1222 if you live in the United States.
Whenever you forget to take a dose, take it immediately. Do not take the missed dose if it is close to the time of the next dose. Your next dose should be taken at the regular time. To catch up, do not apply more of this medication.
Make sure that the product is stored upright and away from moisture and heat at room temperature. Keep away from freezing.
Ensure the product is stored upright in a dry, cool place far from moisture and heat. When not in use, keep the bottle tightly closed. Freezes should not be used.
There is a risk of fire when using Jublia solution. Avoid using near open flames or high heat. You should not smoke until your nail has completely dried.